HVAC in Washington State

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Schools Offering Hvac Programs in Washington State


Each year, roughly 0.2% of Washington State students graduate with certificates in HVAC. In other words, every year an estimated 251 heating and air conditioning mechanics graduate from Washington State's 10 HVAC schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Washington State that has a HVAC program is Perry Technical Institute. Perry Technical Institute, which was ranked 62nd in the country in 2010, is located in Yakima. 27 students graduated with a certificate in HVAC from Perry Technical Institute in 2010.

The second-ranked school in Washington State that has a HVAC program is Northwest HVAC/R Training Center. Northwest HVAC/R Training Center, which was ranked 67th in the country in 2010, is located in Spokane. In 2010, Northwest HVAC/R Training Center graduated 45 students from its HVAC program.

Bellingham Technical College, which is located in Bellingham, is the third-ranked school in Washington State that has a HVAC program. It received a ranking of 76th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Bellingham Technical College graduated 19 students from its HVAC programs. Bellingham Technical College charged in-state students $3,745 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Washington State's HVAC schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $2,844 per year, though tuition can range from $5,111 per year to $2,610 per year. In 2010, the following Washington State HVAC schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Bates Technical College - located in Tacoma, students are charged $5,111 per year
  2. Clover Park Technical College - located in Lakewood, students are charged $4,419 per year
  3. Bellingham Technical College - located in Bellingham, students are charged $3,745 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Washington State HVAC schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Spokane Community College - located in Spokane, students are charged $2,610 per year
  2. Renton Technical College - located in Renton, students are charged $2,785 per year
  3. Wenatchee Valley College - located in Wenatchee, students are charged $3,099 per year

A HVAC certificate from a Washington State school... what next?

Most people who graduate from HVAC school in Washington State go on to work as a heating and air conditioning mechanic. Washington State had 3,790 heating and air conditioning mechanics in 2010. The largest populations of Washington State heating and air conditioning mechanics are working in the following counties:

  1. King County - 1,720 heating and air conditioning mechanics
  2. Pierce County - 490 heating and air conditioning mechanics
  3. Benton County - 150 heating and air conditioning mechanics

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 6,890 heating and air conditioning mechanics will be working in Washington State state. This would require the number of heating and air conditioning mechanics to grow by 7%.

Salary

On average, heating and air conditioning mechanics earn $52,100 per year. However, this number is only an average. heating and air conditioning mechanics in Washington State had varying salaries from $22,800 to $87,130 per year in 2010. The counties in Washington State with the highest average salary for a heating and air conditioning mechanic are:

  1. Thurston County - $61,410 per year
  2. King County - $57,310 per year
  3. Whatcom County - $53,520 per year

A heating and air conditioning mechanic in the following counties in Washington State make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Cowlitz County - $36,450 per year
  2. Adams County - $38,580 per year
  3. Chelan County - $40,090 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Washington State statistics regarding a career in HVAC. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as plumbing or carpentry.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Hvac in Washington State
  • Certificate in Hvac in Washington State

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,472 miles from location Spokane Community College Spokane WA 14.6787 n/a 7,445
7,707 miles from location Clover Park Technical College Lakewood WA 16.2384 n/a 6,573
7,684 miles from location Seattle Community College-North Campus Seattle WA 12.2688 n/a 6,524
7,702 miles from location Bates Technical College Tacoma WA 15.6162 n/a 5,458
7,552 miles from location Walla Walla Community College Walla Walla WA 17.3035 n/a 5,053
7,684 miles from location Renton Technical College Renton WA 22.262 n/a 4,346
7,607 miles from location Wenatchee Valley College Wenatchee WA 17.293 n/a 3,423
7,660 miles from location Bellingham Technical College Bellingham WA 23.5145 n/a 2,864
7,639 miles from location Perry Technical Institute Yakima WA 37.9735 76% 486
7,474 miles from location Northwest HVAC/R Training Center Spokane WA 33.1945 n/a 51
 

Curious what studying HVAC gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers + 3,790 $52,100 10.5%
 

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